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    October 31, 2013
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welcome to "new day," it's october 31st. you know what that means. halloween, :00 in the morning. very nice costume. you are looking live at fenway park where the celebrations are ending after quite a night. we want to show you two images. the red sox win it all. they pile on top of each other, team, team, team, no team shows it more than these guys have. set off a celebration across the city. then this, this is the finish line at the boston marathon last night. we remember that's what boston strong is all about. the fans took a moment to remember what happened there just six months ago. we get inside the game and its larger importance in a moment. >> quite a moment it was. also ahead, an exclusive interview with vice president joe biden as he apologizes for the obama care website rollout. he's the highest ranking administration official to do so so far.
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this after health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius got the grilling she knew she would be getting on capitol hill. we'll break down the contentious back and forth. then of course it is halloween this morning. we have an absolutely terrifying blood chilling story to tell you about. brace yourselves, everyone, chocolate the price of it may be going up and wine, too, if it couldn't get more frightening. there's a global shortage of both. oh, the horror, clutch the pearls. more on that coming up. first we begin in boston where the red sox are the toast of the town. the team winning its third world series in nine years, beating the st. louis cardinals in six games. and they did it at home in fenway park. the first time that's been done since 1918, everybody. john berman, a certified member of the red sox nation is live at fenway. morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, kate. i'm an objective reporter. i'm objective and i can tell you
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what happened last night was awesome. objectively. you can see behind me there's still cans and cups on the field here. it was a celebration like no other. there was so much to celebrate. this was the biggest turnaround in baseball history. from worst to first. and of course this was the first time the red sox won a world series in boston since 191. the date people were remembering last night and this morning, not 1918 but april. the boston marathon and the bombings that happened then. in the journey from that moment to this moment, simply awesome. victory at home, at last. >> this is unbelievable. >> reporter: absolute jubilation flooding the streets. red sox nation celebrating their team's world series win against the st. louis cardinals. >> this is what boston strong means. >> nothing defines boston than this moment right here.
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>> reporter: the excitement reaching a fever pitch. >> absolutely amazing game. red sox, three times in nine years, doesn't get better than that. >> reporter: down on the diamond it was run -- >> here comes gomes. is he safe. >> reporter: after run. >> it is gone. 2-0, red sox. >> reporter: after run. >> and it's 5-0, boston. >> reporter: an absolute blowout. >> it hasn't happened at fenway park for 95 years! the red sox are world champions. >> reporter: the red sox winning it and winning it at home. the last time the sox won in the shadow of the green monster was 1918. back when babe ruth played for the team. winning a season stunted by world war i. this is the third red sox tight until nine years but this one is different. this isn't about breaking a curse like in 2004, this isn't even just about baseball.
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this team that finished dead last in the american league east last year came to symbolize resilience in the wake of the boston marathon bombings. it was this team that hung this shirt in their dugout and last night emblazoned the same on to their field, boston strong. it was this team that broke into small groups and quietly visited the victims of the attack. it was this team that played ball at fenway park the day after the city was shut down in the final manhunt for the bombers. they opened the doors, filled the seats, came from behind and declared with no ambiguity -- >> this is our [ bleep ] city. >> reporter: this team, this bearded brauny group of barbers, this worst to first, tragic to magic collection of men proved there was prophecy in that profanity from david ortiz. now the people of boston can say in unison, this is our city.
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this is our team. this is our championship. you know, my favorite quote from last came from jonny gomes. what he says, we didn't put the city on our shoulders, the city put us on their shoulders. just the kind of team and just the kind of night it really has been here. chris? >> john, you know all too well. you're from there and you stad there after the horrible things that happened at the bombing. you knew how much this city needed this and boy did they deliver. a beautiful moment. enjoy it my friend. red sox nation, well represented on "new day" this morning. we have j.b. he had no red on by the way. think about that. we have the other member. >> oh, really? >> see that face. >> strong with berman on halloween. i like it. john king standing next to him. also boston strong.
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how about berman flexing the pecks on me on national television. i respect it. >> what do you think of that. >> i'll like it. we'll let it go. you deserve it. take it there. john king, john berman, the three of us stood there in boston when the city was at its lowest point, when there was fear, unknown, i know it's sports but sports is often metaphor, never more properly perhaps than today, at least in recent history. what does it mean to the city? >> "the boston globe" sums it up pretty good, boston strongest there. it's been a horrible time for the city but it was quick the city did rally around this team. i know jonny gomes said the city carried the team but the city needed something to be happy about. in this comeback story, the strugs, a blue collar team, the worst to first theme. they put a lot of energy back into this park this year. that put energy back in the city. the city has always sort of
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rallied around the red sox, especially a team that's not supposed to do it. for those of us old enough, three times in nine years is a miracle. i was here with my son last night, i said, dude, you have no idea what it's like to suffer. it's great to be filled with great baseball, energy and passion. the city rallied around that, without a doubt. >> j.b., speak to this. often what we do, we use this sport as a substitute, we forget about what's going on, become distracted by this instead. certainly after 9/11 we all tried to do that. this seemed different. it seemed like it was embracing the boston strong movement through this team, you know. it seemed different this time. did it feel that way last night? >> oh, absolutely. different on so many levels. first of all, just to get to the boston strong theme. these players were shut in their homes also during that manhunt on friday as they were catching
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the bombers. they lived through this as well. they did go visit people in the hospital the week after the bombing with no press, no cameras. they would break into groups of two and three and visit a lot of the victims there. i spoke 0 to a victim in april who i talked to again last night and he reminded me how when the players can came and visited them, he gave pointers to the team. you have to change the way you're playing, step it up. this team felt intertwined. the other thing i'll say, if you're a red sox fan, for 86 years there was a drought. you always thought they'd find a way to mess it up. they broke the curse in 2004, won again in 2007. when i was walking in last night, i think 38,000 people thought the red sox would win last night. >> without a doubt. >> that's a big difference than it used to be here. >> to your point, chris, people in the park were talking about the horrible tragedy and talking about it in a more page turning,
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hopeful way. i was fortunate. i was here throughout the playoff series. to share that with my son was a dream. you had young jane richard standing right there. she was the youngest victim of the bombing. she was here with a prosthetic leg, standing with her classmates, singing the national anthem. the place was wowed at her courage to come out and sing with her classmates. the city has paid tribute to the victim and drawn energy from the survivors. the city has rallied back in a small way. to see that, the small doses of people coming here to share their stories and recovery, in this cathedral, this is a special place, has been fabulous. >> the marathon will be a big moment also this year. when we complete the cycle hopefully of moving on from the pain of the moment that all three of us witnessed great duration up there. this may be the best thing,
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because i feel bad for the cardinals. you want every team to do their best. you feel best for their fans. people were rallying around the red sox. new yorker or not -- >> it's not like it was handed to them. they played great baseball. >> and they blew it out. here's the best sign, guys, it's over. okay? it's over now. we go back to the old rules. i felt this morning when i looked at the newspapers, they won, that's great for them. then i started to feel the feelings that should be there for you guys. that's why i wore the blue and the gray and the white this morning. because you're the champs now. >> he's happy he can hate us again. >> that's exactly -- >> we're back to where we should be. things are normal again. you overcame great adversity. you're the world champs. enjoy it. >> he didn't gloat when the jets beat the patriots. now he's trying to gloat. the yankees, do they play professional baseball. >> people ask me how much i
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slept last night. i didn't sleep last night. you know who was sleeping last night? yankee fans were sleeping last night. see you in april. see you in spring training. >> you asked for it. >> before the peck flex i was afraid to do this. now that he's flexed those, that's big papi's car out there. we're going to steel it, i think. >> no more peck flexing until next hour. >> congratulations, guys. >> thanks, guys. great to talk politics and policy but also great to talk baseball this morning. >> yeah. >> and it's over. halloween is expected to be a pretty wet one and potentially dangerous from texas to the midwest and along parts of the northeast. millions of people may be dealing with these severe storms. ind indra, you warned us about them yesterday and they are still on their way. >> we're talking about 53 million people today in major metropolitan cities from detroit down through houston under the
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threat for severe weather today. winds stronger than 60 miles per hour, heavy rain and even the threat for tornadoes all in the forecast today. heavy rains fell in central texas overnight, causing flash flooding in austin. several counties in the area had to evacuate as surging water engulfed the roadways. a massive storm is brewing up a wicked pot of wind, hail and rain, turning halloween into a ghoulish soaker from texas the midwest and northeast. golf ball size hail fell in nebraska and kansas, meanwhile be blinding rain and howling winds snapped power loans. driving was nearly possible. further south, 3 inches of rain fell in four hours in livingston, texas. >> trick or treat. >> trick or treaters in cincinnati, memphis or houston may have to cancel their halloween plans as strong storms
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are expected to dump 3 to 5 inches of rain. >> some last-minute costume shoppers are thinking of alternate plans. >> one of the ladies we trick or treat with is going to have a halloween party at her house if it rains. >> reporter: the safest thing to do is stay inside if it becomes severe. >> we don't need anybody getting hurt at a time when it's supposed to be fun. >> reporter: the east coast is no stranger to halloween soakers. last year, residents in new york and new jersey were cleaning up from superstorm sandy and the year before it was a record-breaking nor'easter that dumped snow across several stays. detroit, st. louis, nashville, memphis, i can good on and on, all the way down through new orleans and houston. we heard of 15 inches of rain possibly that has fallen, 3 to 5 in the forecast today. 1 to 2 across the area. the threat of the strong winds combine and even the threat for an isolated tornado still in the
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forecast tonight. just take a look at these winds. gusts as high as 43 miles per hour in buffalo, in through new york city. also seeing strong winds, especially as the system works its way east overnight. past trick or treating you see this spread in the northeast and mid-atlantic overnight. we mentioned the 53 million people in the severe weather threat we're talking from the plains to the northeast, all of us will be dealing with the storm tonight. >> dealing with something. >> yes. >> are you impressed that indra is able to do the weather with such serious demeanor while staring at a gorilla? >> yes. >> can we show this? >> this is happening today. >> the man is dressed in a gorilla suit. then he said he was dressed as me is what his costume is. >> the shocking thing, this is actually our camera, he's been wearing a suit up until now. >> this is the real dean. >> that was very professional. let's take a look at the headlines. we talk about the president's
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approval ratings to start off. president obama's job performance rating has sunk to an all-time low. a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll finds the president's approval rating singeing to 42%, down five points from earlier this month and 51% of americans disprove of the president's job performance. that ties his all-time high. people under 21 will soon be banned from purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products in new york city. the city council voting overwhelmingly to raise the legal age from 18 to 21. the bill also includes electronic cigarettes. the smoking restrictions will take effect six months after mayor bloomberg signs it into law. all of syria's chemical weapons production facilities have reportedly been destroyed. an international watchdog group had given the government a november 1st deadline. the group says it verified that equipment from all 23 of syria's chemical weapons sites have been
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destroyed. a senate committee will hear testimony today about the ongoing civil war in syria and the prospect of peace. the justice department joining a lawsuit against the firm whose background checks helped nsa leaker edward snowden and aaron alexis get clearances. they are accused of failing to perform quality control reviews in its investigations of potential government workers. check out the white house. it's getting beautified or boo-tified for halloween. lit up in orange and purple lights. decorated with jack-o'-lanterns and cobwebs. imagine if the white house is in your neighborhood. what are we going to get? >> a long security line. >> that's true. coming up on "new day," we heard the apologies from
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kathleen sebelius, the vice president. why? obvious, the obama care website. they're pledging to get it fixed. the question, is that enough. and the startling new accusation against the nsa. the agency says it was not peering into yahoo! and google databases. what it is not denying is raising more questions. (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. i started part-time, now i'm a manager.n. my employer matches my charitable giving. really. i get bonuses even working part-time. where i work, over 400 people are promoted every day. healthcare starting under $40 a month.
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welcome back to "new day." happy halloween. apologies all around. the white house taking responsibility and defending itself. the president also on the offensive vowing to fix the troubled healthcare.gov site
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asap. as the vice president made his own mea culpa. but what has happened so far? members of congress thought kathleen sebelius was dressed as a pinata for halloween and beat her down accordingly. brianna keilar is on capitol hill this morning. >> reporter: as we speak at this point, healthcare.gov is experiencing another outage. what's interesting is that americans who are struggling to logon, well, president obama can commiserate with them. vice president joe biden revealed that the commander in chief has tried to logon himself. the highest ranking administration official to apologize for the rollout of the federal obama care website. >> we assumed that it was up and ready to run, but the good news is, although it's not and we apologize for that, we're confident that by the end of november it will be and there
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will still be plenty of time for people to register and get online. >> reporter: vice president's biden's comments came in an exclusive interview with cnn's sister network hln and followed another high profile mea culpa. >> let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: embattled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was grilled wednesday when she faced a house committee led by republicans looking for scalps. >> michelle snyder is the one responsible for this debacle? >> well, excuse me, congresswoman, michelle snyder is not responsible for the debacle. hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. >> reporter: the hearing got downright weird at times. >> while you're from kansas, we're not in kansas anymore. >> i was in the third grade there. i thought i saw you on a tricycle. >> ever used a coupon? >> yes. >> reporter: one white house official told cnn that helped their cause as they confront a flood of criticism but republicans continuously pointed out the website was suffering an
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outage during sebelius's testimony. >> the website has never crashed. it is functional but at a very slow speed. >> reporter: president obama made his own case in boston, addressing his campaign pledge that if you like your plan, you can keep it for the first time since some americans have seen their policies canceled. >> if you had one of these substandard plans before the affordable care act became law and you like that plan, you are able to keep it. that's what i said when i was running for office. but ever since the law was passed, if insurers decided to downgrade or cancel these substandard plans, we said under the law, you have to replace them with quality competencive coverage. >> reporter: obama spoke at faneuil hall where mitt romney signed massachusetts's universal health care plan into law in 2006. he took aim at republicans for
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opposing obama care. >> if they worked with us like mitt romney did, working with democrats in massachusetts, or like ted kennedy often did with republicans in congress, including on the prescription drug bill, we'd be a lot further along. >> reporter: in a written statement, romney countered obama before the event saying his state's plan should not be grafted on to the entire country. romney called the installation of obama care, quote, a frustrating embarrassment. he did not take kindly to president obama showing up on his turf, kate. >> brianna, thanks so much. the back and forth will no doubt continue. at least for our staff, the website is still experiencing problems. folks on our staff still not able to get on this morning. that is a big problem for the administration. let's move to another controversy. this one for the nsa. in the process, it's alleged that they are snooping on
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millions of americans. it's something the agency denies, sort of. let's bring in jim sciutto to explain. he's in washington. good morning. >> it's been interesting to hear from the nsa from this, denying they spy on the servers themselves but not on links, pictures cables under the ocean carrying billions of bits of data a second. the agency will argue that's its job to spy on foreign targets overseas. it's another way the nsa seemed to expand its global reach, exposed by not the kind of document you'd expect out of the nsa. >> reporter: explained in this simple hand sketched drawing, complete with a smiley face may be the way the nsa is monitoring the internet. documents released by edward snowden reports the intelligence agency tapped into the communications link such as undersea cables connecting yahoo! and google data centers around the world. because they are overseas, they
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can do without any oversight from the u.s. governmnt. >> this is not nsa breaking into any databases. it would be illegal for us to do that. >> reporter: as did a written statement from the nsa to cnn saying the assertion that we collect vast quantities of u.s. persons data from this type of collection is not true. but the nsa did not deny it accesses lunks between the service or communications of foreigners carried on those links. reaction from google and yahoo! was swift and angry. we have long been concerned about the possibility of this kind of snooping said google, which is why we've continued to extend encryption across more and more google services and links. yahoo! said we have not given access of our data centers to the nsa or other government agency. two european delegations upset at allegations of nsa surveillance in their countries met face to face with the white house and the nsa chief who told them all nsa intel gathering in europe is done in collaboration
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with european intel agencies. i asked them does that make the europeans hypocritical for criticizing the u.s.? >> if we want to get to the truth of why there was massive -- we have allegations of mass surveillance. >> reporter: by europeans and americans or just americans? >> whoever it was, whatever partnerships there may have been, we want to get to the truth of it. >> that e.u. delegation and a german delegation both went to the white house to talk spying. they talked about how the dialogue can proceed and strengthen our cooperation. the white house putting the best spin on it. the europeans are looking for an agreement that sets clear rules and limits on what allies spy on and what they don't, kate and chris, what really gets them is the spying on leaders of allies. that's something the white house has said it's going to take a look at. >> when you're working in the business of secrets, hard to come to that kind of an agreement, i guess. great to see you.
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>> remind me, the president has an encrypted blackberry for a reason. >> for a reason, i would think. >> this discussion is one sided right now. coming up next on "new day," it was a grilling on capitol hill. kathleen sebelius facing tough questions and apologize fog the problems with the obama website. did she do enough or is the damage already done? this is scary. grab extra chocolate when you're trick or treating today. no joke. prices are on the rise. we'll tell you why. it's a supply issue. >> what's going on on the set? >> i don't know. at farmers we make you smarter about insurance,
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welcome back to "new day," everyone. it's time for our political gut check of the morning. apologies all around it seemed yesterday on the botched obama care website rollout. kathleen sebelius, president obama taking responsibility for it. vice president biden saying we apologize but what -- but will it restore confidence? cnn's chief national correspondent john king is here joining us from boston, of course, to break it all down. so john, we could talk baseball. i hope we can use some kind of baseball analogy in this whole thing. what did we learn in 3 1/2 hours of testimony yesterday from kathleen sebelius do you think? >> we learned number one that the republicans just feel emboldened, kate. chris used the term pinata, i think rightly so. they just kept coming at her and coming at her and coming at her. as she traveled the country last
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week, she was saying we didn't have enough time and republicans trying to keep defund the program. yesterday she said i'm sorry, i'm responsible. we're going to get it right. you say is it enough? it won't be enough if we start every morning with you saying the staff tried to logon to the website and the website still has problems. you have to go through this to turn the page. you can't start rebuilding confidence until you take accountability and responsibility. in that light, potentially a page turner but underline potentially. >> they know that, especially in today's partisan environment, the hits are going to keep on coming on the administration from republicans and others. where does the administration, the white house, the president, go from here? >> inside the hearing room yesterday, the republicans were so tough, the democrats did rally to the secretary's side quite a bit even though they
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asked tough questions, too, on the politics. they were trying to help her a little bit. where did you go from here? the president came to this town to try to get people to lift their heads, look over the horizon saying when mitt romney's health care plan, a bipartisan plan rolled out, only 123 signed up the first month. now, years later, the public is happy with that program. it was a good try by the president saying the same thing, they have to get through the embarrassing stories. the volume at least in washington will get turned down a bit, because congress is going home. they'll have a chance to restore some faith in this. >> before congress leaves, another deadline i've got to ask you about, december 13th, when this budget conference committee, the selected lawmakers on capitol hill need to come together and need to do something about trying to pass a budget. this was part of the deal after the government shutdown, that we
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watched for 16 days. what do you think, what are you hearing are the actual realistic expectations of what's going to come of this? >> they've dialed back expectations some. don't expect any huge grand bargain. don't expect an agreement in the next several weeks on dramatic tax reform. you have paul ryan, patty morrie saying the same things, they want to talk, they're open to compromise. when you start asking about the details, are democrats ready to make big changes in social security and medicare? are republicans ready to make tax changes that include new revenues? you still get resistance. right now, the atmosphere is good. there are a lot of problems when it comes to the specifics. it's not time to put up a clock yet but we should have the control room staff having a deadline clock ready. we may dance through this again. >> and again, again, the issue continues to be new revenue taxes, however you want to label it we'll be talking about that much more. thank you so much, john. great to see you.
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>> the issues are not new. it's just a question of whether you can get a break. >> and if the political will is there to actually do something. we will see as i hate to say but have to say. thank you, john. what's going on, michaela? >> i want to see him jump for joy out there. >> he's back into reporter mode. >> i understand. >> i know john king very well. he cannot jump. he can be joyful. >> let's take a look at the headlines at half past the hour. a nation indeed celebrating. red sox nation basking in its third world series tight until nine years. they routed the cardinals in game six at fenway park. it's a boost for a city that suffered such tragedy in april when bombers struck the boston marathon. the last time the red sox clinched a world series at home was 1918 when their star pitcher was a fellow by the name of babe
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ruth. top secret meetings in washington. secretary of state john kerry and treasury secretary jack lew. they are trying to head off congressional action that could increase sanctions. in the aftermath of the shooting death of trayvon martin, the city of sanford, florida, implementing new neighborhood watch rules. civilian volunteers on patrol will not be allowed to carry a gun. the details on the revamped rules will be announced november 5th. back in july, george zimmerman was found not guilty in the 2012 shooting of trayvon martin. here's a something you should know the next time you open up your cup board for oregano or other spices. the fda says 12% of spices brought into the u.s. are contaminated with bugs, pest parts and hair.
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apparently you can get busted for driving under the influence of google. a california woman claims she was stopped for speeding but when the officer saw she was wearing google glass, she got a second violation. >> what? >> california law forbids video screens ahead of the front seat unless it's something like a gps map. the woman might be able to argue she was using google glass for navigation or had it turned off. this might be a first. isn't that interesting? >> absolutely. but not the last. >> no, no, no. >> where's the law and technology, how do they intersect and are they up to date? >> they'll have to initiate a new statute that says you can wear google glass. >> gwd, google while driving. traverse for two high school coaches, they wore a black face at a halloween party. now folks are outraged.
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others, though, defending the coaches. we're definitely going to talk about it. and as the lights flicker here in traditional halloween fashion -- >> we didn't pay our bill again! >> new excuses kids may be hearing from meager trick or treat offerings. sorry for the bag of pennies, chocolate is too expensive. it's true, the price is going up a lot. if you're in the a choco fan, the same holds for wine. coming up. >> wow, that's impressive. so ally bank has a raise your rate cd that won't trap me in a rate. that's correct. cause i'm really nervous about getting trapped. why's that? uh, mark?
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finally an appropriate usage of the staircase. thank goodness. >> a huge monkey over my back. >> a gorilla. >> exactly. welcome back to "new day," everyone. it is money time, your money. we have a scary story, chocolate lovers, wine lovers, listen up. the cost of buying your favorite treats may soon be skyrocketing. what does this mean for your shopping budget? christine romans is here with more on this. >> say it ain't so. >> this qualifies as an economic emergency. when you're talking about chocolate and drought in west africa and the cocoa bean prices going up, skyrocketing quite frankly. look at cocoa bean prices and cocoa butter prices. 63%. they haven't been passing that on to us but just wait. you might see they're going to put more raisins and nuts and
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other stuff in your chocolate bars so they can put lower cost products in there. watch this space. also huge demand from emerging markets who as they get more wealthy want delicacies, sweeter delica delicacies, we're all competing around the world for a finite supply of chocolate. >> i've been hearing this for over a year. are we seeing a supply shortage in chocolate? >> i think what you're going to see first are smaller packaging and other things in there. they'll have to figure out other things to put in there to make up for the higher cost of the cocoa butter. >> same thing with wine. >> in the united states we consume more wine -- not me personally -- we consume more wine than we make. and the chinese are drinking more wine. the biggest wine consumers are still the europeans. they're drinking more wean but we're making less of it because, again, weather related things.
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basically wine production down at a time when wine consumption is up. >> coincidence? >> that means prices rise. >> or supply/demand conspiracy? >> or a world of lushes. >> it is supply and demand out of balance. you're finding this issue, a lot of people ask me about the boutique american vineyards. maybe this is good for them. i think it is good for them. i don't think they necessarily fill the hole. >> most of them are small. >> they don't fill the gap. you can see wine -- start hording now, kate. >> that's been happening for months. >> drunk pumpkin. >> that's my name today. >> spiritmakers will benefit, the vodka and rummakers. >> when you're dealing with weather and commodities like this, there's not much you can do about it. >> when you look at production there's only so much land, so many places where you can make the stuff, cocoa and wine, especially a vineyard. it takes a long time to add production or capacity. >> several years. >> i think it's an interesting
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space to watch, especially when other emerging markets are growing middle classes. people want to live like middle class, eating chocolate and buying wine. coffee prices could go down. >> go big on coffee and be careful on chocolate on wine when shopping this week. >> chris is scared to death. >> i'm trying to figure out what it all means. it's all weather related. it's about their ability to supply. i will use that as a segue. it will be a good day for cocoa growing? >> i so knew this was coming my way. especially on two things all women love. it is not fair that it's all my fault. i want to talk about a big storm for halloween. if you're anywhere from the plains to the mid-atlantic, the northeast, even down to the southeast you'll be affected by this storm. 53 million will have the threat for severe weather. look at the major cities, detroit down through houston. the threat for heavy rain, strong winds, as strong as 60
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miles per hour. even an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. ? why? why this late in the season? look at the relative humidity. this is something you typically see in the springtime. this system that just produced snow in colorado is moving into this region. you have two clashing air masses out there. again, you can see the moisture in the water vapor. filling into the midwest. with that, you have the jet stream over the area. you have the threat for severe weather. that is what we're watching, heavy rain from texas, 3 to 5 inches yesterday. they saw over ten inches of rain in a short period of time. flash flooding going to be a concern. winds as high as 50 miles an hour. it's halloween. a lot of you will be affected. we'll show it out here tomorrow, guys. can't wait for those. >> coming up on "new day," this halloween, we're asking when does a costume go too far? you're looking at football coaches from a local high school that are being criticized.
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i actually am concerned about that. i'm a little concerned about nischelle turner -- welcome back to "new day." real issue to talk about here. two high school football coaches near san diego are now under investigation after a picture of them surfaced dressed up on halloween and it was put up on
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facebook. take a look at this. shows them dressed up for halloween as black face. they're dressed as the jamaican bobsled team. the local chapter of the naacp is calling for them to be fired while players and parents are rushing to their defense. halloween brings out costumes. >> it does. >> let's back it up. tell us more about where the coaches were and what happened. >> last week we were talking about the university of colorado dean who was putting out these letters to students. one of the things they were telling them is to not dress up in black face. these coaches did dress up like the jamaican bobsled team on halloween, putting this picture up on facebook with the caption cool runnings. the fallout begins. there was a parent who saw the picture on facebook, thought it was offensive and called the
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xal. now t now the coaches are under investigation. they did apologize to their team but they are still being investigated by the school. >> there's been mixed reaction. some understandably upset. they're not setting a good example for anybody. some of the players who have spoken out, defending them. >> there are both black and white people coming to their defense and saying what's offensive about this? we really don't see the big deal. they were dressing up like this for halloween. there's a lot of players who said the coaches came to them, they were very upset, contrite and apologized. they said the coaches are good men. they always tell them to have good morals and be good people. they always tell them you have to represent sara high school when you're outside of sara high school. maybe they should have taken
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their own advice. there are parents saying, no, no, no, this is not right. this is disrespectful to african-americans and they need to be held accountable. >> you think they're being defended because of the lack of intentionality involved? >> maybe so. i think we've seen that in a couple cases that have popped up recently with julian huff, the actress, who dressed up in black face. >> crazy eyed. my favorite character. >> she dressed up like her for halloween. she's such a good person, a nice lady. there wasn't malice or bad intent behind it. >> intent has a lot to do it. >> think about the history behind it. a lot of people don't see the fun, the funny. >> hopefully they can have a conversation at that school, about the significance of black people, what it means to the african-american community. >> why do we have to talk about it? >> obviously we do. >> it's also the part of the
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conversation always gets neglected, mich is right, with political correctness we focus on saying the right thing and doing the right thing in the back, the follow conversation, we'll never have it. why it's offensive, why you want to be more sensitive about these situations. hopefully that's what comes out of it. >> a lot of people don't know the history of the menstrual shows and why black people were portrayed then and why it's offensive. >> you have to start talking, folks. >> we send you a big collective hug, you're a cardinals fan. >> i'm here but i'm struggling. >> you have to say the red is because you support the city of boston this morning. >> on both fronts. i'm a cardinal till i die but i do believe boston strong. >> that's right. >> just like for us in the yankee world, it ends today. >> there you go. >> we start anew. it's a clean slate. >> new story next year. >> i love y'all. >> all right. coming up on "new day," the sox getting it done. winning the world series.
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nation erupts in celebration, as boston takes the world series. is boston stronger than ever in we're live at fenway. halloween soaker. a monster slamming the eastern half of the country. strong winds and nonstop rain set to soak trick or treating plans across the region. we have the forecast. one on one. an exclusive interview with vice president joe biden, apologizing for the obama care fiasco and opening up about a subject so few are willing to talk about. your "new day" starts right now. >> announcer: what you need to know -- >> hold me accountable for the debacle. >> okay. >> i'm responsible. >> announcer: what you just have to see. >> i've been sick for so long people start to forget about you. >> halloween for a heart. it's a family friendly event to benefit anna. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan, and michaela pereira.
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>> welcome back to "new day," it's thursday, october 31st. also known as halloween, judging by kate's pumpkin costume this morning. >> unintentional. >> forget disneyland. boston is the happiest place on earth this morning and for good reason. sox nation celebrating its third world series title in the last nine years. boston closed out the st. louis cardinals 6-1 in game six. wasn't even close. more importantly they brought boston back on and off the field. the ultimate rebound after the marathon bombings, some six months ago. red sox fanatic john berman at fenway last night, taking self-ies, ridiculously so, had to watch him. he is live this morning with a proper celebration. john, what's it been like for you? you're from boston. more importantly you covered the bombings. you know how the city feels. >> it's been an amazing thing to be a part of, chris, i have to tell you, walking out of fenway
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last night after the game, i was hugged and high fived by more people in an hour period than i ever have been in my entire life. what a contrast that moment was with the streets teeming with people celebrating to that day in april. when that tragedy struck so many so close to home. now this baseball team, the boston red sox has completed the biggest turnaround in baseball history. from worst to first but more importantly, i think they symbolize much more, they symbolize this journey for this city. victory at home, at last. >> this is unbelievable. >> reporter: absolute jubilation flooding the streets. red sox nation celebrating their team's world series win against the st. louis cardinals. >> this is what boston strong means. >> nothing defines boston than this moment right here.
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>> reporter: the excitement reaching a fever pitch. >> absolutely amazing game. red sox, three times in nine years, doesn't get better than that. >> reporter: down on the diamond it was run -- >> here comes gomes. he is safe. >> reporter: after run. >> it is gone. 2-0, red sox. >> reporter: after run. >> and it's 5-0, boston. >> reporter: an absolute blowout. >> it hasn't happened at fenway park for 95 years! the red sox are world champions. >> reporter: the red sox winning it and winning it at home. the last time the sox won in the shadow of the green monster was 1918. back when babe ruth played for the team. winning a season stunted by world war i. this is the third red sox title in nine years, but this one is different. this isn't about breaking a curse like in 2004, this isn't even just about baseball.
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this team that finished dead last in the american league east last year came to symbolize resilience in the wake of the boston marathon bombings. it was this team that hung this shirt in their dugout and last night emblazoned the same on to their field, boston strong. it was this team that broke into small groups and quietly visited the victims of the attack. it was this team that played ball at fenway park the day after the city was shut down in the final manhunt for the bombers. they opened the doors, filled the seats, came from behind and declared with no ambiguity -- >> this is our [ bleep ] city. >> reporter: this team, this bearded brawny group of bashers, this worst to first, tragic to magic collection of men proved there was prophecy in that profanity from david ortiz. now the people of boston can say in unison, this is our city.
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this is our team. this is our championship. i was sending e-mails last night, exchanging e-mails with a group of survivors who survived the bombings here at the marathon. each were injured. they said they were all watching the game together. they still feel so very much a part of what this city has been through and really connected with the boston red sox who were here that week and are here now. winning it all in october. kate? >> as you lay out well, john, this win goes far beyond just the game for that city. thanks so much. so glad you could be there last night. we'll talk to you in a little bit. let's get more perspective with "boston globe" sports columnist dan shaughnessy. a late night for you, i'm sure. good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> i'm doing really well. thanks. give me your take on the series and the big win last night. what does this mean. >> i think your reporter wrapped it up nicely.
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it's interesting to have come to this park for 50 years and it goes 100 years of playing baseball and they lost won the series here 95 years ago. babe ruth was staying at the buckminister hotel, carl mays beat the cubs. here we are 95 years later an they did it again. >> you know dan and you know this well. the problem of the written word is it sticks around and sometimes comes back to bite you. you wrote in a column at the beginning of the season back in february, the following, my friend. the juice glass is half empty today. these guys could be really bad and really boring. not so hot on the team at the beginning of the season, eating a little crow this morning? >> i will own that. i owned it all year. when it came to the world series, i've been so consistently wrong about this team, i picked the cardinals to win just to keep the mojo going
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here. that came true as well. this is a magical year. i didn't see it coming. nationally the team was picked fourth or fifth on the heels of the worst season in 47 years. this thing did pop out of nowhere. it makes it all the sweeter. >> what's your take? was there a key moment? was there a moment there was a turnaround for the team? they weren't ranked that hot. >> during the year we kept waiting for them to small or stumble. i think at that point people started to believe. in the playoffs, they're down 5-0 late in game two. david ortiz hit the grand slam into the bull pen, torii hunter flips over, his legs are up in the air, from that point on they were a steam roller all the way. >> what do you think looking forward? what does this mean for the team and the team's legacy? >> well, i mean, three
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championships in nine years makes them the team of the century in major league baseball. in the last century they won five world series. the john henry ownership came in 2002. they won three world championships in a city that waited 86 years to get one. it's pretty remarkable. >> there can be your head line for your column today, the team of the century. dan, it's great to meet you. congratulations to you and the city of boston. >> thank you. >> of course. all right. it is halloween. >> yes. >> they're enjoying it up there in their way. for the rest of us we're dealing with wicked and wet weather this halloween. they'll be powerful thunderstorms, packing strong winds, expected today for the eastern half of the country. you'll have to prepare. meteorologist indra petersons is going to help us just do that, following the conditions. what do we know? >> we're talking 53 million people tonight. really having a threat for severe weather. if you're in a major industry from detroit to memphis, even
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stretching down through houston you have the threat of strong winds and isolated tornado and heavy rain. really even if you're all the way into the northeast tonight, you are going to be concern with this major storm. >> heavy rains fell in central texas overnight, causing flash flooding in austin. several counties in the area had to evacuate as sujing water engulfed the roadways. a massive storm in the nation's midsection is brewing up a wicked pot of wind, hail and rain, turning halloween into a ghoulish soaker from texas to the midwest and northeast. golf ball size hail fell in nebraska and kansas, meanwhile be blinding rain and howling winds snapped power lines. driving was nearly possible. further south, 3 inches of rain fell in four hours in livingston, texas. >> trick or treat. >> trick or treaters in cincinnati, memphis and houston may have to delay or cancel their halloween plans as strong
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storms are expected to dump 3 to 5 inches of rain. >> we'll decide if we have to delay old town. >> some last-minute costume shoppers are thinking of alternate plans. >> one of the ladies we trick or treat with is going to have a halloween party at her house if it rains. >> reporter: the safest thing to do is stay inside if it becomes severe. >> we don't need anybody getting hurt at a time when it's supposed to be fun. >> reporter: the east coast is no stranger to halloween soakers. last year, residents in new york and new jersey were cleaning up from superstorm sandy and the year before it was a record-breaking nor'easter that dumped snow across several states. just take a look at the system as it's expected to make its way across the country tonight. notice it actually strengthens. it looks like a bullseye. that's the concern. if you're in chicago, detroit, buffalo, cincinnati, look for winds as high as 50, 60 miles per hour. they can be out there. heavy rain, right around austin, 13. >>s of rain. this heavy rain still in the forecast and spreading east.
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3 to 5 inches of rain in the forecast. isolated amounts can be higher and of course that heavy rain spreading into the northeast as we go overnight tonight. really allot -- a lot to be concerned with. nothing you want to see on halloween. >> but we will. >> unfortunately, yes. >> exactly. >> what's going on, michaela? >> we have headlines to watch today. denials from nsa leader general keith alexander, a report that the agency secretly hacked into google and yahoo! untrue. the agency is not denying, however, that it may have monitored communications between the servers. alexander insisting all information obtained from the two internet giants was legal and authorized by the courts. in kenya this morning, five more people being held in connection with the deadly terrorist attack on a nairobi mall. a senior government official tells cnn the suspects will appear in court monday.
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the attack killed 67 people. the gunmen are believed to be affiliated with al shabaab. an update to that puzzling small plane crash that went unnoticed for hours in nashville. we now know the identity of the pilot killed. 45-year-old michael kallen of canada. he rented the plane in ontario, had filed plans to fly to an ilan on lake erie. the ntsb will file a report within ten days. one of martin macneill's daughters is expected to return to the stand to testify against her father. that just a day before she died from a prosecutors say what was overdose from pain medication given to her by her husband. and they are calling it halloween for a heart in houston. 14-year-old anna king has been
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waiting more than a year for a new heart. her community has rallied around her to help her family pay her medical bills and raise organ donor awareness. a big old halloween party fund raiser is planned for anna tonight. the mortgage company hosting it has already raised more than $10,000. love when a community gets behind one of their citizens in a big way like that. >> great way to spend this holiday. great story. thanks for that, mich. when we come back, members of congress thought kathleen sebelius was dress as a pinata for halloween. because boy did they give her a beat. question, was all the rage warranted? were the politicians playing pretend themselves in advance of trick or treat time? we'll discuss. plus, we're hearing from vice president biden in an exclusive interview apologizing for the obama care website problems and also talking about a very important issue that's key to his heart, an important issue to talk about, domestic violence.
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welcome back to "new day." kathleen sebelius, the health and human services secretary took the blame and a beating before congress, promising, though, that the healthcare.gov website will be fixed. meanwhile in an interview with hln, vice president biden, like the secretary, used the words i'm sorry. are apolgz necessary and if so, they are enough? let's get the take from the left and the right. professor mark lamont hill, will cain, columnist at the blaze. happy halloween. i like to use a word on the
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show, traves-shomockery. >> there were two facts. i found out how much the website cost, about 116 million. that made me happy to know. i have more insurance. they have no idea how many people signed up. i didn't know whether the obama administration didn't know or they were hiding it. watching kathleen sebelius and marsha blackburn. no one stands up and says i'm sorry unless they're sure their job is protected. >> i will say this, we didn't find out the answers to things like why they went live, why it was such a failure, why you would push such a failure at
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that time. there is value in grandstanding. if that means you're holding a mega phone up to expose something to the public. i'm not suggesting yesterday was a successful example of that. >> i was going to say. >> grandstanding isn't a worthless exercise. it can serve a purpose. >> you use the phrase push the conversation forward. >> right. >> you're representing your teams. i don't feel like you did it yesterday. and it worried me about what's to come if this is the best you two can do in terms of coming together. >> this is why i separate the concept of grandstanding from what happened yesterday. i do not think republicans need to be in charge of the microphone of the megaphone on obama care. it is becoming self-evident. the problems the american people are experiencing, it's not just the website, the functional and more importantly, the security, it's people getting kicked off their insurance. >> i think you're overstating
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it. i think they're worried after november 30th there will be nothing to complain about. now the obama administration is vulnerable. the website is broken, the security is down. they're making the critique now because they're worried after november 30th there will be nothing. >> you rushed this out because you passed the law. you knew it was failure if you didn't get it online right away. >> i think they underestimated how much risk there was. i think they thought the site wasn't perfect but they clearly didn't estimate that this would happen. when you mark legislation back when you have opposition, trying to dismantle it at every turn, they're worried it looks bad. and if you keep pushing it towards election, you're making democratic senators vulnerable.
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>> there's a concerted effort to make this about republicans. that's why i'm telling you, i think rains need to step back and let it play out. you can use the word obstructionist and use people that want to get in the way of this. this has nothing to do with conservatives and republicans anymore. its failures on on its own merits. we need to be talking about how obama care is working and people losing those health plans because they weren't grandfathered in, don't meet the minimum standards. that's obama care working. >> it's fairly any objective standard of equality, reasonable health care is by any measure in the world. it's not like obama said i don't want that one. >> you are defining for the rest of america what minimum standards are. you're defining what's better. >> that's what we always do. we do it with food. >> you always do it. i agree. >> you don't think governments should establish standards for food, health care, housing? >> i think when you tell the
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american people if you like your health care plan you can keep it. >> if it meets a minimum standard. the people losing these plans are able to get comparable plans at cheaper prices with better coverage. it's not like we're taking something from you. >> it's better in your terms. >> objectively better. what are you talking about? you don't think there's an objective standard of better health care, more coverage, less for deductibles, it covers pre-existing conditions. >> it's not cheaper. you're defining better by forcing people to buy things. there are parents in their 5s. they' they're paying for pediatric eye exams. >> they're still getting more coverages. >> one of the things you do
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well, will, hopefully a reflection of the best of the right is what's the alternative? there have to start being alternatives on the table. i think you pushed the idea of this is bad, this law, as far as you're going to go with the shutdown. after that you have to have an alternative. 40 something votes to kill the law. it didn't work. make it better. we haven't heard that part from the side yet. >> i don't know you're going to hear that, chris. the american people made their choice. when people made their argument, they're correct. this is in the democrats' hands now. obama care in its next year, the next several months is in the democrats' hands. if it fails as i suspect it might, then you're right, republicans need to be ready. here are free market solutions, consumer cost pressures. we'd like to actually implement to bring health care costs down. right now, chris, there's not an opportunity for that. >> that horse is out of the barn. >> that might be true. >> there's no way we're dialing this back. i don't think it would fail. i thought it would be productive if republicans came with ideas before it so-call ed fails.
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>> i love that you guys come on. on the left you have to be open to what objective means and on the right you can't wait for it to fail. you have to put up solutions. that's what compromise is about. >> i don't think republicans have c plus plus programming experience to fix the website. otherwise we're opposed to the idea. >> of websites? >> no, of the actual policy. >> thank you very much for joining me on halloween. i wish you the best. no tricks, all treats. >> for both of you. >> you heard a lot of good ideas. there's a lot of conflict as well. treat with us the #newday. coming up next on "new day," vice president joe biden working to help victims of domestic abuse. the exclusive interview with the vice president, coming up. also ahead, new developments in the case of a georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled up gym mat. new video showing more of what happened the day he died and now
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>> announcer: you're watching "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. i'm not sure if we should be excited or scared right now. we have got to show a shot of everybody. what do we have today? a batman. a gorilla. elvis. >> elvis with the freaky hands. >> and then we have freddy krueger. >> that was freaky. >> there's dino the gorilla. he said he was dressed as me.
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>> is it easier or harder to operate the camera in a gorilla suit? >> he's not talking because he's in character. >> and roger, biggest man in television. >> that's not a costume. >> he's very big. >> he's a handsome guy. >> happy halloween, everybody. >> enjoy it. a lot of news this morning as well. let's take a look at our headlines. it hadn't happened at fenway park in 5 years until last night, the boston red sox won the clinching game of a world series at home. a big boost for a city that really needed it. the sox beat the cardinals in six games, completing a remarkable worst to first turnaround from last year. boston has won three world series titles in the last nine years. want to show you a picture. this young boy looks quite like the boy with autism, avonte oquendo. is it really him? new york police reportedly tracked down this teen who took the picture after it was posted on facebook and he said he
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couldn't get the boy to engage in conversation. it's really important to note, avonte's brother has said he doesn't think the photo looks like his missing sibling. prosecutors strongly object to letting kennedy cousin michael skakel leave prison while they appeal a court ruling while they set aside his conviction. he was convicted in 2002 of killing his neighbor, martha moxley in 1975. a connecticut judge ordered a new trial last week, ruling that skakel's trial attorney didn't adequately represent him. a tokyo to san francisco delta airlines flight made an emergency landing in cold bay, alaska. an engine indicator showed a problem. the small town jumped into action, transferring stranded passengers to their community center in a small armada of pickup trucks, an suv and a bus. they were eventually loaded on
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to another plane and went on to their destination, san francisco. this store clerk was shot by a gunman and his cell phone saved his life. >> watch as an armed man attempting to rob a hess gas station in winter garden, florida, pulls out a revolver. when the clerk is unable to open the safe, the robber chillingly pulls the trigger before walking out. >> oh, my god. i'm sorry. >> it's okay. what kind of injuries does your -- it's okay. we have officers on the way. >> miraculously, though, the clerk's cell phone is in the right place at the right time. the smartphone in the clerk's chest pocket absorbs the impact of the bullet. its glass shattering. the bullet lodged inside,
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leaving the man virtually unharmed. >> my partner was, he was hit. i think it hit his phone but he was hit. he was injured. >> okay. >> where is he now? >> he's standing up. the bullet didn't go through but it hit him. >> seen here checking himself for injuries, the man confirms the incredible fact, his well-placed cell phone saved his life. >> the clerk said i feel like my chest hurts. they start looking at the clerk. the guy shot at him, hit him, struck his cell phone and the cell phone stopped the bullet. >> i mean, unbelievable. authorities say that robber is still on the loose. they're not telling us the names of the clerk who was saved by that little piece of technology, an important piece and well placed piece of technology that was casually thrown into a shirt pocket. i'll bet he'll be carrying it there forever now. >> good point. >> it's probably like -- >> the best reason to carry a smartphone. lucky for him. >> so the nsa fighting back
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against more accusations that it was spying on millions of people on the internet and tapping into the data bases of yahoo! and goog .it's what the agency isn't denying that's drawing a lot of attention. cnn's chief national security correspondent jim sciutto is in washington. a lot of double negatives we're talking about here. >> no question. it is interesting to hear their defense. they're denying they spy on the servers but not the links of the servers. picture cables under the ocean carrying bits of data. it's all been revealed by an interesting document stolen by snowden. explain in this simple hand sketched drawing, complete with a smiley face, may be a newly disclosed way the nsa is monitoring the internet. "the washington post" citing documents stolen and released by
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edward snowden reports the intelligence agency tapped into the communications link 1u67 as undersea cables connecting yahoo! and google data centers around the world. >> reporter: as did a written statement from the nsa to cnn saying the assertion that we collect vast quantities of u.s. persons data from this type of collection is not true. but the nsa did not deny it accesses links between the service or communications of foreigners carried on those links. reaction from google and yahoo! was swift and angry. we have long been concerned about the possibility of this kind of snooping said google, which is why we've continued to extend encryption across more and more google services and links. yahoo! said we have not given
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access to the nsa or any other government agency. two european delegations upset at allegations of nsa surveillance in their countries met face to face with the white house and the nsa chief. who told them all nsa intel gathering in europe is done in collaboration with european intel agencies. so i asked them, does that make the europeans hypocritical for criticizing the u.s.? >> if we want to get to the truth of why there was mass surveillance, we have a set of allegations that talks about mass surveillance of our citizens. >> by americans and europeans. >> whoever it was. whatever partnerships there may have been, whoever it was we want to get to the truth of it. >> that eu delegation and the delegation from germany were both in the white house yesterday to talk spying. the white house telling me they talked about, quote, how the dialogue can best proceed in order to provide the necessary assurance and strengthen our cooperation. the white house putting the best spin on it. the europeans are looking for an agreement that sets clear rules
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and limits on what allies spy on and what they don't, kate and chris. what they really don't want to happen is spying on their leaders. >> it's important you're asking the questions on both sides. we appreciate that. thank you. >> thank you. now to a big victory for a grieving georgia family. remember the 17-year-old found dead inside a gym mat at his high school? that was their son. it was ruled an accident. they say it was murder. a judge ordered the release of school surveillance tapes. federal prosecutors plan to make their own announcement about the case. what could it be? victor blackwell is in macon, georgia this morning. what do you think the latest is here. >> we're at the midpoint of a really crucial 24-hour period for the family of kendrick johnson. on the front end that decision in valdosta by the judge to release the full case file, meaning all of the investigative leads, and everyone they interviewed for five months,
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trying to figure out how kendrick johnson died. that's one element. the second element is the release of the surveillance video in an and the gym. up to 48 hours from 40 cameras, close to 2,000 hours of surveillance video and we're getting our first few glimpses of what is being released. it's video showing kendrick johnson run into the gym at 1:09 p.m., just minutes before investigators say he got trapped in the mat reaching for a shoe and died. we blurred the other students playing basketball. what we do not see is what happens near the mats. the back end, an announcement today at 1:00 p.m. eastern from the u.s. attorney whether or not the department of justice will investigate this crime. chris? >> all right. key question is, do they have a camera that shows the other part of that gym? >> you know what, we talked to the attorneys for the family, and they say of this 2,000 hours
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from angles in and around the gym, they do not expect to see the moment at which kendrick johnson goes into the mat. whether or not he slipped in as investigators say, reaching for his shoe or if it happened the way his parents and attorneys believe, that he was killed, rolled in that mat and placed into the corner. >> the key, clarity and the investigative process. that's why it must all come out so people can feel confident in the conclusion. thank you for staying on the story. we will as well. >> absolutely. coming up next on "new day," vice president joe biden talking in an exclusive interview. his apology on obama care plus his work on another important issue he's championed for years. you may not know about it. fighting domestic abuse. karl lagerfeld says curvy women will never grace his runway. is that just the fashion or is it discrimination? ♪
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we have a big winter storm that's expected to affect many of you from the plains to the northeast. let's take a look at the video from colorado, the mountains yesterday. we have a lot of energy because we have a cold winter storm. we have flooding in through texas, as much as 13 edges of rain has fallen and flash flooding is occurring in the area and we have seen hail through nebraska and kansas. all of this is out there, it's combining and making its way across the country again. you can see from the plains to the northeast. this will affect so many of you for halloween.
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in fact there is a severe weather threat out there as well, stretching from detroit down through houston. that means 53 million of you are under the gun for severe weather. huge metropolitan cities, again, can be affected. what is going on? we showed you the snow. there's cold, dry air. the system is moving into unusual for this time of year. look at the humidity and moisture. you get the two air masses colliding which you kipically will see in the springtime. another look at that moisture that's atypical for this time of year. that's the reason for the severe weather threat out there today. an isolated tornado is even possible tonight right on halloween. heavy rain still in the forecast, 3 to 5 inches possible through the south, ohio valley, another 1 to 2 inches is still possible. the real thing you are going to notice, especially around the lakes are going to be strong winds picking up. we're talking anywhere as high as 50 to 60 mile per hour winds will be out there this evening. that rain spreads to the northeast. by tomorrow we'll be talking about strong winds into the
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northeast and heavy rain there as well. kate? >> indra, thank you so much. october is domestic violence awareness month. i hope you know that. vice president joe biden is keeping it in the news. he toured the headquarters of the national domestic violence hot line which he helped create. there with him, hln's christi paul who spoke exclusively with the vice president about this issue and many more. you wrote a book on this very subject called "love isn't supposed to hurt" based on your own experience as a victim. >> yes, i did. in all transparency, i need to point out that book came out about a year ago and part of the proceeds do go to the national domestic violence hot line. i wanted to be real transparent about that. joe biden, whatever side of the fence you sit on politically with him, the one thing is, people respect the fact that he tells it like it is. this is not just a publicity stun for him. he wrote the violence against women act. and this is a true passion that he told me is the most important
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work of his life. was there a particular story, somebody you knew? >> my dad used to say the ultimate sin is the abuse of power and the ultimate abuse of power is a man raising his hand to a woman. we were raised that if you see it, you have an obligation to do something about it. >> how are you doing? >> reporter: vice president biden greeted workers at the national domestic violence hot line in austin celebrating its 3 millionth call since it was founded in 1996. as a senator in the mid-'90s, biden drafted the violence against women act which provides financial support to domestic violence victims and the hot line which would not exist without the act is announcing a new online chat option that will be available. he says a crucial step in ending violence is to stop blaming the victims. >> the reason i wrote the
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violence against women act in the beginning was to change that cultural norm. no means no means no. young women would testify before us and say -- they'd say that happened to me. i'd ask the question, what was the response of your girlfriends? why were you wearing what you were wearing? >> how do we change that? >> the way to change that, begin to educate the public. >> what i say to men, if a man gets drunk in a bar and he's just dead drunk, he staggers out of the bar walking down the street, he gets mugged and a concussion. does anybody blame him? no, they don't. they blame who they should, the robber, the mugger. >> reporter: he says while the process of filing charges against abusers has improved, there's still so much that needs to be done. >> they have to have training for their police to teach them, aculturate them about what this is about. it's all about changing the
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norm. >> changing the mindset. >> violence against women, reporting is up and violence is down about 60%. so we can do this. >> and this is so important to the folks there at the national domestic violence hot line. i don't know if you recognize it but these people, these advocates take these calls and it is so gruelling, they've actually -- i was talking to them yesterday -- they have had people commit suicide while they're on the line. this is really so prolific and the fact that somebody like the vice president and a strong man like himself, is taking up this cause and has been doing so for so long, it just speaks volumes to the fact that we need to do more and he is at the head of the pack for that. kate and chris. >> it's a great interview. i think you deserve some applause as well for speaking out and telling your story to raise awareness on this issue. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> appreciate that. >> of course. great to see you. >> thanks, kate, thanks, chris.
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>> christi has been brave about it. it's about how far you still have to go about this. that's why we make it an awareness month. we'll take a break on "new day." when we come back, the crazy all-night long celebrations. we all love the sox. and rachel nichols is speaking with big papi, david ortiz. what he said and why he may pay the price. a plus sized model will also join us. lots to talk about here. the day we rescued riley was a truly amazing day.
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♪ come on, vogue welcome back to nd, a famous fashion designer says no one
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wants to see curvy women. who said it? carl lagerfeld creator of the fashion house chanel, french women are fighting back with a lawsuit. joining us is nischelle turner and "how to thrive to 100 happy and healthy lives." this is a discussion to have. michelle break it down. what is happening here. you can't just charge and file a lawsuit if somebody says mean things >> these ladies did, they state karl lagerfeld is known for saying outrageous things and talking about how everyone wants to look like a model and be skinny and known for calling out and saying regular women who most of us are, are not the ideal size. his latest thing is where he said no one wants to see curvy women, no one wants to see them on the catwalk. >> i love this. choke a little bit.
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>> this group of women, i won't try to say the name of the group in french but english it translates to beautiful, round, sexy and i'm okay with it. he said these defamatory and derogatory statements and they're not going to stand for it anymore. they feel that it is showing little girls everywhere that their bodies and who they are is not right. >> so emmy, people taking a stand something many people believe for a long time. what do you make of this especially french women taking a stand. >> michaela i love hearing how french women of taking a stand where fashion is, where fashion is, where it's really the, this cornerstone of all of our lives. women in korea, women in italy, women in brazil, women in america are starting to use their voice on social media for the issues around body and around, wait a minute, you can't say this to me.
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this does not make me feel good. it's not just women who are round. it's women in general. mothers, aunts, grandparents and women who are curvy that are like you can't bully me anymore. no more. that's it. >> and as you said he's known to say outrageous things but that's not an excuse for the comments. does this also get to the point that we shouldn't be taking the lead from a fashion designer maybe? on how we should feel about ourselves? >> exactly. that's a really, really good point. you got to seek the source. he lives his life the way he does so let's just keep his comments at a low roar. >> don't he you think that's interesting, karl lagerfeld used to be a hefty fellow, over 200 pounds and lost an extreme amount of weight and he said fashion was an inspiration to live a healthier life and get thin.
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>> a group of women it's because of his cache that we are holding him accountable because there are people like him, little girls listen to what these fashion designers say so we need to hold him accountable. >> i'm raising two daughters. >> how old are they? >> 10 and 3 1/2 going on 27, and you know, we often hear the thing, the expression women dress for other women, women are other women's harshest critics. try to make lagerfeld as irrelevant as you can as quickly as possible. you want to separate that out. when you get into nomenclature like a plus size model you're a model, a beautiful women. >> thank you, amen. >> when i watch my daughter 10 years old and she is beautiful. >> she's walking into these times right now. >> i see her looking at what other women have on and there has to be an empower women. i went to the george e e ee gio armani, i'm italian, love
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armani. my mother spent the whole night looking at the women in the dresses going what is wrong with her? oh! what is wrong with her. my mother takes the time to look at the girls, you look beautiful. know that about yourself. that's got to be in there, too. forget about him. cut out the dumb statements. worry about empowering yourselves, you know? >> the one point that really hitting it home time and time again is the diversity of beauty. >> absolutely. >> that what you see in the magazine. >> at this table. >> yeah, look at us! sure. >> four fingers and the thumb, button the thumb. >> diversity we have to embrace that and when you look at a cover of a magazine or an image that you see on a billboard, tell your kids that the eyes have been redone, the neck elongated, the body, everything's been redone to be this kind of image that's not a real image. >> i have a face full of makeup.
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>> emme, we appreciate you coming in to discuss this very important matter. follow her on twitter. nischelle we love when you come in and brighten up our set as always. coming up next on "new day" the emotional testimony from the daughters of a former utah daughter, accused of giving his wife a deadly dose of pills so he could be with his mistress. this is a case you can't really miss. [ laughter ]
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lets's go red sox! >> even stronger, the red sox do it, destroying st. louis to win the world series, the celebrations still going on in boston. we're live at fenway. celebrating a city that's come through so much. halloween scare, a giant storm system threatening trick-or-treaters across the eastern half of the country. hail and blinding rain are on the move. damning testimony the daughter of dr. martin macneill delivers what the prosecution hopes is a knock-out punch what she said on the stand that could put her father away. >> your "new day" continues right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> welcome back to "new day" everyone. it is thursday, october 31st, happy halloween everyone, in the end, though, boston was strong, stronger and strongest, beating the st. louis cardinals in six games, tacking on their third
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world series win in nine years, considering what the city's been through this year, this title might mean the most. our john berman an unapologetic red sox fan was at fenway park to experience the thrill firsthand. rachel nichols was there as well and they're both joining us, good morning you guys. john i'm so impressed that you're still is standing on your feet. what was it like to be there in the mayhem last night? >> reporter: it was an amazing thing to see. the emotion was everywhere, the fans hanging on every single pitch. last night was not close. the red sox jumped out to a 6-0 lead, shane victorino cleared the bases with a bases loaded double. from that moment on the red sox were in control and you could feel the emotion building from
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fairly early. people began to believe it was going to happen, and it was going to happen now. and the moment that it finally did happen, when koji uehara struck out the last batter this place erupted, wasn't just in the stadium, but the eruption all around, thousands and thousands of fans took to the streets and there were huge, huge celebrations, mostly peaceful, there were nine arrests we're told by boston police and we did see pictures of a car that was overturned somehow in this apparently winning a world series gives people superhuman strength but it was sheer jubilation on the streets of this city. >> you can see it in all of that video. rachel, what's your take on the series, the big win and on the mvp? >> yes, i mean certainly a great performance by david ortiz and improbable win by the whole red sox team. this is not a team picked to win the world series this year. remember they finished last in their division last year but in all of the celebration and the
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champagne, i had a minute to chat with jonny gomes who said i think we've changed the way general managers will assemble their teams this winter. i think they'll go for the players with the most heart, not the best numbers. of course, you mentioned ortiz. he's got a little bit of both, and i also caught up with him in the clubhouse, you'll see the champagne on the lens but take a listen to what he says. >> we've been through so much this year and just, you know, getting to this point, i think it changed a lot of people's minds and something that we dedicate to the whole city and i'm pretty sure that a lot of people that are not even from this city they are enjoying this. >> reporter: you can sort of make out through all of that fog and champagne him talking about the dedication they've had to the city, the relationship they've had with the people of boston. these guys watched tribute after
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tribute to the victims of the marathon bombings, the first responders who came in to help, they have really seen fenway be a gathering point for this entire city, and several players told me last night people say that we carried up the city of bost boston, they said they carried them on their backs, carried them, a wave of emotion. it's a lot to ask of athletes to heal a city but certainly feels there's been a lot of emotional progress made. >> that's a good point and it was so much more than just a game for that city, john. what do you think it does mean for the city of boston? >> i think it means almost -- it means everything, kate. one of the most poignant pictures was at the finish line of the boston marathon, the site where the bombings happened last april. there is the yellow stripe across boylston street where the marathon ends, and there were people kissing the finish line last night, you can see the people there, such a tribute to what the city has been there. as rachel said the red sox were
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part of it from the very beginning. it was the red sox who hung up the "boston strong" jersey in their dugout immediately after the bombings. it was the red sox who played the first game at fenway after the bombers were apprehended. don't forget this city was shut down for a whole day as they searched for the bombers. the red sox were, too. the players during the season couldn't leave their houses either, and the next day after they caught the bombers, fenway opens up, the red sox came from behind with a dramatic victory that day and that was the beginning of the recovery, that's also when david ortiz dropped the profanity that was heard around the world there. >> i don't see how you working that in morning television. >> it was fabbule, an incredible moment real boston and the city rallied behind the red sox and the red sox rallied behind the city and it's been an unbelievable love affair since. >> that night players gathered an impromptu dinner and talked about the raw emotions of what
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was going on in the city it was a real turning point for the team, a bunch of guys who largely weren't playing together this season, a lot of newcomers on this team and the fact they were just exposed so emotional, so heartprobingen over what happened to their town it galvanized them and made them feel one with the city and each other t changed the course of their season and of course changed a lot of things for a lot of people in boston. >> absolutely. great to have you both there. i know you probably are ready to get to sleep and there are a lot of people in boston nursing some pretty nasty hangovers this happy halloween. that's for sure. great to see you guys. >> what a great ending though. because it was born of fear. j.b. and i were standing next to each other for many hours when boston strong was birthed and that's a tough city but there was fear and for now on halloween the fake scary day, the fear to be gone cemented with this win. it's a joyous thing. it makes everybody a red sox fan. >> it is. everyone's a red sox fan today. you can go back to a yankee fan. >> still boston strong but the baseball stuff can return to
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normal. >> can we look at the baseball fan of all baseball fans, this is a happy fellow there. >> one of the thousand selfies he sent last night. >> he was so happy. i can't believe it. >> up there on the mound, tossing the ball. that's john merman you can tell by his feet, toss the ball up, probably didn't catch it. all right, everybody, it is halloween, we know it's trick-or-treat time but we have to give you news you can use. the eastern half of the country is going to be dealing with some strong thunderstorms, hail, heavy wind, even the possibility of isolated tornadoes, meteorologist indra petersons following all of that for you this morning. indra? >> we can take a look at the developments we've seen from the storm. look at colorado, they had heavy snow in the area, we take to you texas, central texas, they had flooding, around austin in the outskirts as much as 12 inches of rain overnight and then of course we've already seen hail so strong thunderstorms are out toward kansas and nebraska yesterday. we know all of the elements are
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coming together, the system is actually strengthening and making its way to the east so if you're anywhere from the plains all the way to the east coast, you are going to be affected by this storm today. 53 million of you. yes. million of you affected by the threat for severe weather. these major cities in detroit stretching all the way down through houston, we just talked about this you're talking about wind as high as 50, 60 miles per hour, isolated tornadoes not out of the question and heavy rain expected to spread in. it seems like something you would see in the springtime take a look at the moisture coming in from the south. look at the humidities. we're seeing 70%, 80%, 90% humidity. this is coming from cold, dry air, moving into warm, moist air. you get the two different types of air masses clashing. you can see that moisture coming in out of the south and that is the reason we are dealing with this on halloween. now the other side of it we're seeing the jet stream making its way over, that's the reason we have the threat for tornadoes and through the forecast and of course strong winds and heavy rain. another three to five inches possible through the south, more like one to two inches when you get a little bit farther north,
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although the severe threat is more concentrated in through the north around the lakes and strong winds from 50, 60 miles per hour, that's chicago, cincinnati, detroit, buffalo and tomorrow into the northeast talking about the strong winds. i know halloween it should be a fun night but also very important if it is too dangerous, stay inside. >> be careful tonight. thanks, indra. now to the fallout and the way forward with obama care. president obama has been rallying supporters and vowing to fix the problem with healthcare.gov. at the same time the vice president and health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius are apologizing. cnn's brianna keilar is at the white house with more this morning. good morning, brianna. >> reporter: kate good morning to you. the federal website healthcare.gov suffering another outage this morning. interestingly enough, it turns out president obama can commiserate with people who have tried and struggled to logon. vice president biden revealing that the commander in chief himself has tried to get onto
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the site. the highest ranking administration official to apologize for the rollout of the federal obama care website. >> we assumed that it was up and ready to run, but the good news is although it's not and we apologize for that we're confident that by the end of november, it will be and there will still be plenty of time for people to register and get online. >> reporter: vice president biden's comments came in an exclusive interview with cnn's sister network, hln, and it followed another high profile mea culpa. >> let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: embattled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was grilled when she faced a house committee led by republicans looking for scalps. >> michelle snyder is responsible for this debacle. >> excuse me, congressman, michelle snyder is not responsible for the debacle. hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible.
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>> reporter: the hearing got weird at times. >> madam secretary while you're from kansas, we're not in kansas anymore. >> i was in the third grade there and i thought i saw you on a tricycle. >> ever used a coupon? >> reporter: one white house official tolden kren that helped their calls as they confront a flood of criticism. republicans continuously pointed out the website was suffering an outage during sebelius' testimony and this comment out of touch with real pit >> the website has never crashed. it is functional but at a slow speed. ♪ >> reporter: president obama made his own case in boston addressing his campaign pledge that if you like your plan, you can keep it, for the first time since some americans have seen their policies canceled. >> if you had one of these substandard plans before the affordable care act became law and you really liked that plan, you are able to keep it. that's what i said when i was running for office. but ever since the law was passed, if insurers decided to
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downgrade or cancel these substandard plans, we said under the law you have to replace them with quality, comprehensive coverage. >> reporter: obama spoke at faneuil hall. he took aim at republicans for opposing obama care. >> they worked with us like mitt romney did working with democrats in massachusetts or like ted kennedy often did with republicans in congress, including on the prescription drug bill, we'd be a lot further along. >> reporter: in a written statement, romney countered obama before the event saying his state's plan "should not be grafted onto the entire country." romney called the installation of obama care "a frustrating embarrassment." kate and chris he clearly did not take kindly to president obama showing up on his turf. >> i'd say so. thanks so much, brianna, thank you for the update. straight over to michaela with
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the headlines. making news this morning the president's job performance is at its lowest point ever, a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll finds that the president's approval rating has sunk to 42%, that is down five points from earlier this month and 51% of americans disapprove of the president's job performance, that ties his all-time high. another big drug smuggling tunnel found between san diego and tijuana. it was just finished and had not been used yet, a lot like the 600-foot tunnel found a couple years ago in the same area. that one had lights, electrical rail cars, and a whole lot of marijuana. more than 75 underground passageways have been found along the border with mexico over the past five years. new role for robert gates, former defense secretary elected to the national executive board of the boy scouts of america. he will be the national president of the organization starting next year. gates was an eagle scout himself. there is some question if his
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experience-ending don't ask don't tell at the pentagon might impact how the scouts handle gay policy going forward. cory booker will be sworn in as new jersey's senator today. vice president joe biden will do the honors, swearing booker in in the senate chambers of the u.s. capitol, the rising democratic star will head to the white house this afternoon and meet with president obama. he won a special election earlier this month to fill out the term of late democratic senator frank lautenberg. in honor of halloween check out this real life, well not really real life vampire attack, this is a youtube prankster dressed up as a zombie vampire and unleashing his shenanigans on the streets in philly, most folks run, couple of fist bumps, my favorite though is this guy, totally not bothered, get away from me. wasn't even spooked. that's fantastic. he actually did a really good job, he put the contacts in, fake teeth, mussed up his hair.
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yahoo! collecting your personal data but the agency isn't denying that it may be monitoring some web traffic between the internet giants. the nsa says whatever it is doing is legal and authorized by the court, but guess what? that is not good enough for many of you. fran townsend is cnn's national security analyst. happy halloween. >> happy halloween. >> great to have you here. let me answer my own question, are they exposing a legal loophole and spying on us? >> this is one of these i think what general alexander the head of nsa said in front of congress yesterday is if we're collecting data of americans we must have a court order and we're following the law. so the short answer to this is they don't collect american data without a court order or some legal authorization. what they're not trying to explain because it's difficult to explain to americans is they do have access to massive amounts of data because they're legally permitted to collect foreign information. so what does that mean? if it's a communication between
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two foreign powers or two foreign terrorists, they can collect that. that's not protected the way your data is and my data is. do they make a mistake collecting the foreign data, does american data get caught up in that? yes. there are legal procedures they have to minimize it, they have to get rid of it. >> so if it's not that loophole, what if they're looking at servers that aren't on american soil but are servers that are being serviced for american information use. does that count, then they are allowed to snoop what i'm doing? >> no, they have to be very careful in terms of what they collect. you're protected, think of it this way. the flag is wrapped around you wherever you go anywhere in the world including your communication. unless they have a court order they can't collect your data. if they accidentally scoop it up they have to minimize it, take legal procedures to wipe it out. >> two big questions. once we move away from the law because the real questions are policy questions. is it needed, that's the big
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pushback right now, the worth it question, you spying on merkel, tapping her phone, is it worth it based on the information you're collecting. what's your take? >> with foreign leaders i care about our foreign leaders who are our allies, are they talking to my enemies, i want hear it. are they talking to each other about what they're going to tell us or what their policy positions are going to be. i want to hear that. is angela merkel using that fine talking to her intelligence phone deciding what they will and won't share with us? >> haven't we gotten enough information to justify the intrusion? is it the right question, and what is the answer? >> absolutely a fair question and chris, i think this whole debate has changed in a post-9/11 world where we have all this new capability. we are able to do surveillance. there are oversight mechanisms in place, but i think it's time for us to have a public debate about has our government made the balance right. we have members of congress who implement laws who enact laws and if americans don't like it, they need to engage with their
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congressperson and talk about how should the balance between privacy and civil liberties versus our national security be made. >> i get the sensitivities about american citizenry and what's going on and big brother but when you started raising 9/11 earlier in the week it did make me think there is so much fear about what we didn't know and didn't have the right network and wasted all of this time on the war on drugs and didn't have the infrastructure built up where we needed it. we have to remember that and it's part of this debate how much should we be talking about the spying that we do when it's so important to information gathering. appreciate the perspective. this debate is going to continue. i really think we're only like a third of the way through it. fran townsend, happy halloween. i hope my mask isn't scaring you too much. coming up next on "new day" stunning testimony from three daughters at their father's murder trial, why they believe he killed their mother. at farmers, we make you smarter about insurance.
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♪ that's the scariest part, the desk. happy halloween, having a little bit of fun here in our studio in new york. welcome back to "new day." time for the five things to know for your "new day." it is party time in boston as the red sox celebrate the team's third world series in nine years. sox fans get ready to rock their best parade wear. an nbc news/"wall street journal" poll puts the president's approval rating at 51%. a monster halloween storm is a-brewin', some 40 million people from the great lakes to
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texas could see severe weather today, some towns in the midwest postponing trick-or-treating until tomorrow for saturday. an international watchdog group says equipment from all 23 of syria's chemical weapons have been entirely destroyed. all chemical weapons have been sealed so they cannot be used. and at number five is it the missing teen with autism, avonte oquendo? look at the one on the right taken on the subway train this week, police are looking into it. his brother, however, doubts that this is his sibling. keep an eye out for him. we're updating the five things to go, in to newday, cnn.com for the latest. blockbuster murder in the murder trial of martin mcneil. three of his daughters taking the stand for the prosecution, he's accused of drugging his wife and killing her in order to be with his mistress. the daughters say their mom suspected at fair. here's cnn's ted rowlands with
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more. >> reporter: when court resumes this morning dr. martin macneill's daughter alexis summers will be on stand. on wednesday she delivered a knockout punch describing what happened in the days leading up to her mother's death. >> my mom was my best friend, she confided in me a lot and i did the same with her. >> reporter: somers testified her father insisted that her mother, 50-year-old michelle macneill, get a facelift and that he pressured her plastic surgeonon to prescribe specific medications that prosecutors allege he would later use to kill her. >> i was actually really embarrassed because my dad was telling the plastic surgeon what medication he wanted. >> reporter: somers also testified that her mother suspected macneill was having an affair with nursing student gypsy willis, and confronted him about it just days before she died. >> he told her that she was crazy. he said that it's ridiculous. he's not having an affair.
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>> reporter: prosecutors maintained that after macneill drugged his wife with a dangerous mix of post surgery medications, he drowned her in a bathtub. in addition, somers, who's also a physician, described how her father overmedicated her mother a few days before she died which prosecutors believe may have been an experiment to see how she would react. >> he said yeah, i think i gave her too much medicine. >> please raise your right hand. >> reporter: two more of macneill's daughters also testified against him, 32-year-old vanessa, who was shaking with nerves, talked about macneill's demeanor after her mother's death and how he hired his lover, gypsy willis, to be a nanny and 19-year-old sabrina who talked about her mother being in good health the morning of her death and that later she saw gypsy sneak in to her father's bedroom. >> i remember staying up at night thinking what in the world. i thought she was our nanny, why is she up in dad's room. >> reporter: ted rowlands, cnn,
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provo, utah. >> let's get to what this could mean for the legal team, danny cevallos and sonny hostin, former federal prosecutor, also cnn analyst. happy halloween to you both. you two are two attractive to make the joke you're in costume. son sunny you said i don't know if he's coming off as a bad person, but what did you make of the notes, the medical background about medication, the admissions from the father, the admissions from the mother feeling as if she were being drugged your take? >> i think she was certainly the most important witness form the prosecution so far, chris. i don't think that they are there yet in terms of proving that dr. macneill drugged and then drowned his wife because there are no witnesses to this, and this is a circumstantial case, no one saw him drug her, no one saw him drown her. however when you have his
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daughter, daughters testifying especially this daughter, alexis, who is also a physician, who is also someone that was very close to her mother, i think they really have advanced the ball in terms of circumstantial evidence, circumstantial proof pretty far down the field at this point. >> this is a game changer, danny cevallos, fair statement, based on where's the medication, dad? i don't know, maybe the police took it. mom, why are you so drugged up? i don't know, dad keeps giving me pills and won't let me know what the pills are. i feel i can barely think. are we game changing? >> is it t is that's the way i view this evidence at this point. it's still character evidence that's repackaged as motive evidence and i think the prosecution's doing a good job of clouding that issue, but now i think we've gotten to the level where the suspicious behavior is such that a jury may be able to conclude there was
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enough intent opinion the problem is the prosecution has to tie in the criminal act that the act the doctor did intentionally result million-dollar a death. >> gave her too many pills. >> but that doesn't go to intentional killing. he did admit oops i gave her too much medication a couple days befor before. youry could connect the dots say if he accidentally did it before he didn't accidentally do it this day. >> if the jury believes i think he gave her too many pills and it wound up killing her does he "and he choked her and hurt her in the bathtub" go away and it's enough to convict? >> the government has to prove intent. they've charged him with first-degree murder. >> overcharge? >> you you know he was just about to say that, chris. there are no eyewitnesses and
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maybe he accidentally gave her too much medicine, maybe he's a bad guy having the affairs but does that lead to i'm intentionally going to drug my wife and then drown her. i don't see it yet. we haven't heard from the medical examiner, that usually is the book end witness for most prosecutions. i need to hear that before i can say this government is where it needs to be in terms of the prosecution. how does that figure into your plans to put on a case in chief, defense counselor, do you have to put on a case for the defense now? >> that's an interesting question. i'm in the camp of you don't need to call the doctor but do you put witnesses?
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i imagine they'll call their own but the bottom line is how do they begin to refute all of this creepy behavior by the doctor? i mean every single event. the other way to explain it some of the comments he made incriminating years prior are offhand pillow talk comments, they shouldn't be held against him but look this doctor's got, he's made this, his life difficult for himself with his shenanigans. >> what will him telling the jailbird he did it. do you think that gets dismissed because it came from somebody in jail? >> i don't think so. there's no question that we have people that testify all the time, they testify each and every day in our courtrooms across the country. by virtue of the fact he was in a jail cell with dr. macneill i don't think boots his testimony but danny made an interesting point. this guy's behavior before, during after his wife's death is so very, very creepy is harkens
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back to casey anthony but it wasn't enough to convict her. the defense has to rehabilitate this doctor. my goodness every single person on the jury is looking at him thinking he's a creep, capable of murder and they probably do want to convict him but is there enough to convict. >> casey anthony, another case of potential overcharging. sunny hostin's invoking the poll tan-esque my goodness, that's going to take the debate for her. >> i did. >> cevallos has nothing, that was like a trick-or-treat slap in the face, got nothing going but still beautiful. imagine if the doctor takes the stand. what could it mean for the trial. kate? >> thanks, chris. coming up next, republican senator lindsey graham pushing for answers about the deadly attack in benghazi, threatening to hold up nominations until he gets answers. we'll talk with him about that and much more live next.
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welcome back to "new day." the president, vice president, vice president and secretary kathleen sebelius speaking on the obama care health care website, questions of who is responsible and whether the administration restored confidence that it can work. talking about that is senator graham, joining me, i just gave you a demotion, senator, sorry. >> i enjoyed the house. >> you did. great to see you. health care, no surprise you are not a supporter of obama care. as it is rolling out are you satisfied with the answers kathleen sebelius provided to congress yesterday? >> the at end of the day, time
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will tell. no, not really. how could for three years you haven't noticed you got to roll out a website on a certain day and it not work. are we going to pay people who designed the website that doesn't work? can we get some of our money back and everybody's responsible but nobody's to blame i guess is sort of what i learned. >> do you allow them for time to get it right or do you think that you can call it an abject failure now? >> it's a fiasco. the real story is how many millions of americans will eventually get a letter from their insurance company saying you are know longer covered, we'll cover you under a new policy and when you get the sticker shock a lot of americans are going to 29 hours of employment to avoid the employer mandate that kicks in at 30 hours. lot of americans are going to lose their private sector insurance that they've enjoyed, the president promised if you liked your health care you could keep it. he said it would be as cheap as a cell phone and easy to access as amazon.com so he's 0 for 3.
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>> i want to ask you about benghazi, because you've been very out there very passionate about this. you're threatening to hold up presidential nominations until the white house lets you and other members of congress speak to or hear from witnesses and survivors of the attack in benghazi. you told wolf blitzer this week would you hold up the nomination of janet yellen to lead the federal reserve north to get the answers. >> right. >> have you heard back from the administration about this threat? >> since march i've been asking for something pretty simple. before you can close the books on benghazi, i think congress needs to look over the administration's shoulder, it's called oversight. during the bush years when they made mistakes and they made plenty of them, the 9/11 commission abu ghraib, guantanamo bay, numerous hearings to hold the bush
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administration accountable. you have first ambassador killed in 33 years in the line of duty and benghazi and almost 14 months after the fact the congress has only been allowed to talk to one person who survived the attack, won't make the witnesses available for congressional oversight purposes and within 48 hours of the attack the fbi interviewed the survivors in germany and it is my belief the survivors never told the fbi there was a protest. jay carney the president and susan rice claimed there was no evidence of an al qaeda connection, it was not preplanned it was a protest spawned by hateful video that went bad. my belief the fbi interviews two days after should be released to the congress so we can see if whether or not there was evidence that there was never a protest. >> is there another way to do th this? janet yellen leading the federal
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reserve arguably one of the most important positions leading in washington in the coming years ahead. >> absolutely, yes. >> is it fair to hold up one part of government in order to make a point on another? >> is it fair to tell the congress when you have a national security failure like this, we will not make available to you the people who survived the attack so you can make an independent inquiry, is it fair to withhold from the congress a separate branch of the government with oversight responsibilities, the basic evidence about what happened. i don't like holding up people, that's not in my nature. i've run out of ideas and i am not going to let this whole chapter close without having talked to the people in benghazi who went through this living hell and pushed the administration to reconcile how their story about benghazi was so different than the "60 minutes" report that identified
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al qaeda terrorists and named them, by name, that it was a preplanned coordinated attack. this is a big deal. we haven't gotten the truth and the only leverage i have is to insist upon this information being released by stopping nominations. i'm not asking for too much. is it really too much for me to want to talk to the people who were in benghazi independent of the administration? or should in the future the congress just be told to shut up and go away, trust us, we've looked at it. >> i want to yyou to respond to white house. they say it's not about benghazi, it's about politics, you're up for re-election this year. what do you say to jay carney? >> go tell the parents and the survivors of the four dead americans that it's okay for the administration never to share the witnesses with the congress so we can validate whether what the families were told about benghazi is true.
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14 months later do we know how the protest story started when evidence from day one suggested terrorist attacks? chris, our ambassador stevens on the phone said they were under attack. i'm confident the witnesses never suggested there was a protest outside the consulate and to jay carney. why did you say on four to five separate occasions, weeks after this attack there was no evidence of a preplanned terrorist attack. did you know about the fbi interviews? why where did you get your information to suggest there was a protest? how could you tell the american people a story that had no basis in fact and who denied the numerous security requests to enhance security at the consulate, the "60 minutes" piece detailed the people on the ground, saw this attack coming. has anybody been fired for letting the consulate become a death trap? what was chris stevens doing in benghazi?
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other than that, everything has been answered. >> senator what are the chances you'll get access to witnesses? quite honestly the white house says they've gone above and beyond to give you information while a criminal investigation is going on. what is the chances you're going to get it? >> very good. that's a bunch of garbage. they haven't provided access, how can you close the chapter on benghazi when you've never talked to the witnesses? the accountability review board, an internal state department organization, had access to the witnesses. we're supposed to believe them and can't interview the witnesses ourselves? i'm asking every republican and democrats to join together and tell this administration you can't get away with this. this is a bad precedent. what would america look like if you have a failure like this and they use the criminal process -- 9/11, you couldn't investigate 9/11 under the theory that there may be a potential crime prosecuted later. that's a ridiculous concept.
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now it's not a crime,' a national security event. this was a national security failure and the truth is not come out and the only way it will come out is to have access to the witnesses. i'm asking every republican to stand with me and democrats to make this administration do the right thing. can you imagine what democrats would be doing if this were the bush administration? no, you can't talk to any of the witnesses. go away. we're not going to share with you fbi information in real time. >> well, hopefully you can settle this without holding up nominations because i know you will agree with this -- >> i would like that. >> -- obstructing one part of government is not a good way to run the other part of government. i know you agree with that so hopefully you can work it out. >> i do believe in oversight, too, that one part of the government has to answer to the other. >> senator, it's great to see you. thank you for coming in. >> thank you. >> we'll talk to you soon. chris? coming up on "new day," do you love pasta? of course you do. it's part of wanting to be italian. loving it too much could that hurt your mental health? we'll give you some answers when we come back.
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let's get straight over to indra for another look at the forecast, a stormy one pretty much all around. >> just a reminder to everyone it's halloween but 53 million of you are under the threat for severe weather through detroit, strong winds, heavy rain and the threat for an isolated tornado. the reason why the moisture coming out of the south of the
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jet stream lining up. we have anywhere from three to five inches of rain that can still be seen and farther up to the north, one to two inches in the ohio valley and more importantly that's where the severe weather threat is enhanced. we could see 50-mile-per-hour gusts. stay safe on halloween. >> good point. good advice, thanks. you know the expression brain food? it turns out there's something to it. how what you eat can affect your mem health. i feel it's a couchable conversation. let us go to the couch. i'm full from all the pasta i ate. i can tell you, safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting edge technology like a new deepwater well company and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, where experts watch over all drilling activity 24/7 and we're sharing what we've learned so we can all produce energy more safely. our commitment has never been
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stronger. what should we eat? >> now for "new day" new you. can certain foods increase your chances of clinical depression? a new study from harvard university says yes, some of the culprits are probably on your favorite food list. dr. raj assistant professor at nyu medical center. let's talk about the foods that are on the list. this is devastating. >> it's not bad news. the good news is if you change your diet maybe you can reduce your risk of depression. >> good spin. >> we're talking about the pro-inflammatory foods, foods that we've now found can increase overall body inflammation and therefore there may be a link to increased risks of depression. that's what they found in the study, refined sugars, refined grains, sodas, especially the sugary sweetened sodas, diet w so sodas, red meat, when women consume these regularly they have increased risk of depression.
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large number over 43,000 women, 12 years of follow-up. there was a significant increase in rates of depression. >> do we take away that you should try to cut this out completely or is this an issue of moderation? >> moderation i would say but in general you want to be having whole grains, foods that sustain you longer, more fruits and vegetables. the study showed some specific ingredients, olive oil, coffee actually was protective against depression, red wine in moderation. >> not to break up the fun, but being a male, is there anything in here that is relevant for that part of the population? >> this study was looking at women but a similar study looked at men, this was done in finland, same exact results. >> what exactly is, can you explain quickly inflammation and why it is important for to us pay attention in. >> we used to think of inflammation as just in a certain joint or a certain part of your body, swelling and -- >> like advil. >> your immunity system releases chemicals that fight off infection but overall body
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inflammation in your bloodstream from are cytokines that rev up things that sthuhouldn't be and they cause hardening of the arteries, not good. >> where you on the red wine debate? how much is good and how much is too much. >> what is interesting it wasn't just the alcohol in the red wine, it was really the quality of the grapes so i think because there are so many risks with alcohol i would say try to stick to the grape juice, grapes. >> moderation. >> definitely moderation. for women that's only one drenk a day. not very much. >> for men it is 11. >> there is your take today. >> that's what the doctor said, 11. >> happy halloween. >> you, too. >> nyu longone says 11 drinks. no they don't. drink in moderation. you know that if you know anything. the coming up, it is halloween. we're doing our planning. part of it is being safe with the weather. on the east coast there's a big
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